AMD Navi 31 hyped up as 3x more powerful than Navi 21

Posted on Tuesday, May 04 2021 @ 11:06 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Yesterday there was a rumor about Navi 33 being a big performance upgrade versus the current mid-range from AMD, and now there's word about the high-end part of the future RDNA 3 series. These video cards aren't expected to launch until at least one year from now, but the leaked specifications are definitely salivating.

Navi 31 gets double the cores

WCCF Tech wraps up the latest tidbits from the Twitter rumor mill. The future Navi 31 top model is said to feature two 5nm Navi 33 chiplets, each with 80 CUs. This could result in a part with 10 240 streaming processors -- double as much as the current generation.

An increase in cores isn't the only improvement, of course. RDNA3 is also expected to feature better performance/Watt. Adding it all up, the current Navi 33 rumors suggest AMD's next flagship could be 3x more powerful than the current top model:
In a reply to Paul Eccleston from RedGamingTech, KittyYuko stated that a 2.5x performance jump for the AMD RDNA 3 based Navi 31 GPU is too little. This suggests that the next-generation flagship could end up almost 3 times faster than the Navi 21 GPU. For comparison, the existing Navi 21 GPU features 80 compute units or 5120 stream processors. The chip also features Infinity Cache and has a die size of 520mm2 on the 7nm process node.
It will be interesting to see if this is true, and what this will mean for real-world performance. Personally, I would take it with a grain of salt.

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